I have been involved in the medical field as a phlebotomist for over 30 years. In my years I have seen more illness than I care to. Years and years of our socially acceptable American diet and lack of exercise leads to many health problems. I see people with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer and arthritis to name a few on a highly regular basis. All caused and controlled by diet. I hear daily “Don’t get old” or ” why do these things happen to me”. For me it’s a no brained.. Poor choices lead to poor results! I can see everyday and feel everyday the importance of good food and health choices. I wish our society would teach more about plant based diets, exercise and its link to wellness. Then people would be less apt to have to get into the healthcare system. People complain about the healthcare system and the best way to do something about it is to not get involved it in the first place. At Fully Rooted we believe that we can be the introduction to this lifestyle of wellness! Simply implementing fresh raw cold pressed juice a few times a day everyday can have so many benefits! Its a path to wellness that can lead you to better and better positive decisions to take your health and life to the next level! At work I do try to convey this message to as many that will listen. I feel I make a difference as a bridge to both worlds and someday my wish is to have everyone prevent and heal disease through diet and exercise.
I am tucked away in the Vermont woods in my little perfect cabin, in need of some time to reflect, explore and recharge. As I sit here completely alone for the night I revel in the beautiful sound of the rain hitting the tin roof. It’s a sound that grounds and roots me to the earth. A sound I never ever get tired of. I remember sitting in my garage as a child with my grandparents who I adored listening and watching the rain and storms. It always gave me this peaceful feeling I feel today.
The wood stove keeps me warm on this cool damp night. This creates the perfect conditions to really do some inner work. To get to some root issues. It is necessary to not only take care of my physical body with proper nutrition but to also care for my mind and spirit as well. Giving myself permission and space to DO nothing and just BE brings up uncomfortabilities and insecurities that i can then begin to work on. I am working on these very things even as I write this. It’s putting myself in a comfortable capsule where I can relax enough to allow the uncomfortable “demons” to surface and to still be in a strong enough state to be aware, feel them, label them then watch and let them go. Time is funny for me and for all of us. Sometimes we don’t have enough, sometimes too much. But being FULLY ROOTED in the moment, time doesn’t exist at all. It’s in this space where I can really live, be free and grow!
– Claudia Carlson